Irene Marco is a Mexican born award-winning London based drama and documentary director with an MA in Directing from the Met Film School.
Irene’s first short film, “Dance For Change”, won the Mexican National Film Award for Best Short Film in 2011, which was awarded by Mexico’s First Lady.
London based since 2012, Irene directed a number of successful short films which screened at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festivals in the UK and overseas, including her ballet-drama “Pas De Deux”.
Irene’s follow-up short drama “Quetzal” was an international co-production between the UK, Mexico and Romania and was shot in the Mexican jungles. “Quetzal” premiered at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival and received several awards including best film at Les Femmes Underground Film Festival.
In 2018 Irene was commissioned by Bucharest International Dance Film Festival to direct a dramatic dance piece alongside award winning dancer and choreographer Laura Andrei. “Never Ending” premiered and won 2nd place at BIDFF and is currently doing the festival circuit.
With a strong passion and commitment to both fiction and documentary she has also done cinematography for the documentaries “The Patagonian Bones” by Ricardo Preve and “Finding Thule” by Sofia Rovati.
Most recently she directed the refugee documentary, “Laji’in: Birds Without Homeland”, about the reallocation of Syrian refugees in Lesvos, Greece, which is now in the festival circuit.
She is currently in pre-production for a comedy mockumentary short and in development for her first feature about sisterhood.